Okay place for a seasonal job
Warehouse Associate/Picker (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – January 5, 2013
A typical day of work - School Specialty is usually a 7am-3pm job, and the work isn't terrible. I was a picker, which meant retrieving product from the shelves, and putting it in boxes. One of the biggest issues with this was the fact that other pickers would all contribute to the same box, and there was a lot of cleaning up the messes of lazy workers.
Management was often infuriating, forcing ridiculous rules and regulations on everybody. None of the lower level employees ever earned positive feedback, and management is generally unfriendly.
My co workers were awesome. They were mainly college kids, as few adults would stay around for this job. Great, friendly environment there.
The hardest part of the job was putting in my all, and getting $8/hour for it. There were never any raises, advancements, and encouragements from the School Specialty team. Additionally, the company would have "seasonal" employees working year round, for several years without ever hiring them as full time employees with benefits. Overall, not the greatest company to make a career in, but okay for college kids just needing the extra cash.
half hour lunch, good coworkers
"seasonal" associates, no real benefits, terrible management